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The Ginger Man

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

220 Reviews
The Ginger ManThe Ginger Man
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

11 E 36th St
New York, New York, 10016-3318
United States

(212) 532-3740 | map
www.gingerman-ny.com

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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
94
Reviews:
220
Ratings:
314
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.46%
 
 
Taps:
72
Bottles/Cans:
160
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 220 | Ratings: 314
Reviews by BlueHammer:
Photo of BlueHammer
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I have to say, I will make this a regular spot each time I am in New York! This place was easy to get to from Grand Central Terminal after a brief walk. It is also near the Empire State Building. It's unassuming... you could easily walk right by it (which we did the first time!). It has that feel of being one of those hip NYC places and yet it wasn't TOO trendy or upscale. It is a must-see destination for beer lovers. My friend and I sat in the front where it is bright with a view of the street. When I walked toward the back to use the bathrooms I went past tables for eating and then a room nestled in the back, dim, filled with comfortable looking couches. The place was fairly empty when we arrived at around 3:30 pm but we stayed until almost 6:30 and the place really filled up when the work day ended and the dinner hour began. Many patrons just stood around the bar just drinking and chatting. The food is very expensive. Good, but you don't get much for the price. Likewise, the beer is also on the high side but don't let the price deter you. We spent about $86 (inlcuding tip) on around 7 beers, a sandwich, a salad, and chips. It was worth it for the selection of on-tap and bottled beer. The waitress was friendly, knowledgable and even shared a sip of our beer! I will definitely be back next time I am in NYC!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dbthom123
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of DrStiffington
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4.76/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of JamFuel
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
4.68/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of thepenguin
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Antc2382
4.67/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of user785335
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of xungmound98
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of RutgersBeerGuy
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

The Ginger Man is, without a doubt, one of the prime craft beer locations in Midtown Manhattan. My job takes into the city 10-15 days a year and The Ginger Man is almost always my watering hole of choice.

The interior is pretty the platonic ideal of the classic pub. Lots of wood and the expected pub decor. Every time that I've been there it's been packed or near packed, though I will say that I'm nearly always there around 5 PM on weekdays, so that likely accounts for some of it.

The selection is fantastic. 70ish taps, with a good variety of local, regional, and national craft, along with British, Belgian, and German highlights. Best of all, there's always two casks on handpump, which is what I tend to gravitate toward.

I've never actually eaten there, so I can't account for the food, but it looks to be solid, British-inspired pub grub.

Beyond the beer, there's an excellent selection of whiskey.

The service can be a little dicey, especially when it's at its peak business. Not unfriendly, just inattentive. Prices are high, but not exceptionally so for New York.

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Photo of SteveB24
4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Great place, Vibe is relaxed but still classy, service is decent, although the bartenders are much friendlier then the waitresses, very good selection.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.06/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

First time at the Ginger Man on November 14. Very nice space with high ceilings and plenty of seating. Huge tap list, although the offerings were not mind-blowing. Food was solid. My only complaint is that they need more servers - the table service was painfully slow.

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Photo of tribeerguy70_3
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of richj1970
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of StoutBoi
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of mrebeka
4.89/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of bgold86
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Vivs85
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ksolekjr
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

A very comfortable and relaxing bar.

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The Ginger Man in New York, NY
94 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.
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